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About This Month's Authors
Larry lives on a small farm
in northern Missouri, where he is currently engaged in building a
timber-frame house for his family. He operates a portable band-saw mill,
does general woodworking, plays the fiddle and searches for rare
prairie plants, as well as growing shiitake mushrooms. He is also
struggling with configuring a Usenet news server for his local ISP.
R. J. Celestino
Bob Celestino holds an undergradutate degree in Mechanical
Engineering and advanced degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He
has been a Linux devotee for more than four years. When not recompiling his
kernel or pushing Java to its limits, he enjoys spending time with his
wife and three kids. He pays the bills by posing as a software engineer at
Harris Corp. in sunny Florida.
Jim is the proprietor of
Starshine Technical Services.
His professional experience includes work in the technical
support, quality assurance, and information services (MIS)
departments of software companies like
Peter Norton Group, and
McAfee Associates -- as well as
positions (field service rep) with smaller VAR's.
He's been using Linux since version 0.99p10 and is an active
participant on an ever-changing list of mailing lists and
newsgroups. He's just started collaborating on the 2nd Edition
for a book on Unix systems administration.
Jim is an avid science fiction fan -- and was
married at the World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim.
Chris lives and works in the small northeast Missouri town of LaBelle,
running New Century Computers. His wife, Tracy, works with him in his
business, and he also employs two full time technicians.
Jon "maddog" Hall
Jon ``maddog'' Hall is Senior Leader of Digital UNIX
Base Product Marketing, Digital Equipment Corporation. He is President of
Michael has been working as a freelance Unix C/C++ developer
since 1989. More recently he's been working on web applications and
Unix server administration. Michael tripped over one of Linus's
postings back at the beginning of 1992 and has been hooked ever
Glen is a mechanical engineer with a background in automated test and
real-time control using a variety of
computer systems. He's designed, built and maintained automated test
systems for Boeing and the U.S. Navy, since
graduating from University of California, Davis in 1983.
Glen, his wife and two children live in Poulsbo where they
like to ski, hike, sail, and ride. He's been using a Linux-based
home network since 1996.
Mike is a father of four teenagers, musician,
and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July, 1997.
Mark is a Systems Specialist at The Ohio State University managing
a linux users group. His main goal is to try and help the downfall
of the evil empire or to help split the evil empire into a company with
the operating system and a company with the applications. He loves
Perl, Apache, Linux, and PostgreSQL as free and open software for the
people by the people to counteract the meaningless purchase of terrible
software based on ignorance. With knowledge comes power. Spread
Cesare started to play with computers when he was 10 years old; his first box was
a Commodore VIC20. During the years he changed several systems, and a couple
of years ago met Linux.
After the first impact, he started to develop software, little kernel patches,
and so on.
In the real life, he works in a support team in HP as a contractor. He
likes music, movies, travels and red wines.
Bob van der Poel
Bob started using computers in 1982 when he purchased
a Radio Shack Color Computer complete with 32K of memory and a cassette
tape recorder for storing programs and data. He has written many programs,
and marketed many for the OS9 operating system. He lives with his wife, two
cats and Tora (the wonder dog) on a small acreage in S.E. British Columbia,
Canada. You can reach him via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If he's not too
busy gardening, practicing sax or just having fun he'll probably send a
Eric S. Raymond
Eric is a semi-regular contributor to Linux Journal. You
can find more of his writings, including his paper ``The Cathedral and
the Bazaar'', at http://www.ccil.org/~esr/.
Guido van Rossum
Guido is the father of the Python programming language and a leader in
the Open Source community.
Jim is currently a Consultant in web site
administration and design. He is the author of an on-line
textbook about Computer and Internet use and is an Instructor of
English at several universities in Western Japan. His main hobby
is being the Webmaster for the Tokyo Linux Users Group.
Martin is a European citizen born in The Netherlands in 1953
and living with his wife in Helsinki, Finland, since 1981, where he is
employed as a research professor at the Finnish Geodetic Institute.
His first UNIX experience was in 1984 with OS-9, running on a Dragon
MC6809E home computer (64k memory, 720k disk!). He is a relative newcomer
to Linux, installing RH4.0 February 1997 on his home PC and, encouraged,
only a week later on his job PC. Now he runs 5.0 at home, job soon to
Special Linux interests: LyX, Pascal (p2c), tcl/tk.
Thanks to all our authors, not just the ones above, but also those who wrote
giving us their tips and tricks and making suggestions. Thanks also to our
new mirror sites.
I've been slightly ill the past week, and as a result, I have been
more than slightly grumpy. My fellow employees are avoiding me like the
plague, and I don't blame them. Illness should be declared illegal, so this
sort of alienation doesn't go on. :-)
I went to see Titanic for the second time--this time with my
husband Riley. We saw it at the local Cinerama--that big curved screen is
just awesome for "larger than life" films such as this one. It was fun
seeing the February cover of Linux Journal sail by.
I'm planning to set up a page for translations of LG into languages
other than English. If you have such a site or know of one, please let me
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 28, May 1998,
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